Here's everything you need to know before Thursday's opening bell:

  1. Apple (AAPL - Get Report) said its overall contribution to the U.S. economy will top $350 billion over the next five years.
  2. Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) rallies on glowing Model 3 reviews.
  3. China's economy grew by 6.9% in the final 3 months of 2017, faster than expected. 
  4. Verizon (VZ - Get Report) said the tax law allowed it to book a gain of nearly $17 billion in its 4th quarter earnings.
  5. U.S. stock futures suggested a lower open following another record-setting day. 

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